Wisconsin Fast Forward Program Plans to Award $15 MM in Grants to Support Employer-Led Worker Training
In March of 2013, Wisconsin State Governor Scott Walker, with nearly full support of the State Legislature, signed the “Wisconsin Fast Forward” program, whereby $15 million in grants would be made available to support employer-led worker training programs, and ultimately connect job seekers with employers. This initiative is in line with the State’s intention to educate and train high-skilled workers. The program is being administered by the Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) new Office of Skills Development (OSD), and has already helped create worker-training programs, preparing workers for Wisconsin jobs available today and in the years to come.
DWD’s Shelly Harkins has made a number of presentations to the manufacturing community to explain the grant procedures and requirements. On March 18, 2014, Precision Plus welcomed Ms. Harkins to our facility where she would address a number of Walworth County manufacturers who gathered at the company’s new multi-purpose classroom. The following Walworth County’s companies attended the presentation: Iseli, Hudapack Metal Treating, Inc., Prop Shaft Supply, MacLean Fogg, Bliss Machine, Ltd., ScotForge, Micro Precision, Inc., Aztalan Engineering, and R & L Spring Company.
More information about the grant may be found here.